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4 Quick Wins to Drive Success for Your ERP Consolidation Project
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4 Quick Wins to Drive Success for Your ERP Consolidation Project

CIOs: All Eyes are on You An ERP consolidation is no picnic. And it’s certainly not fast. It can be long and complicated, with the potential for stakeholders to lose interest and abandon ship. Add to that the severe lack of skilled ERP talent able to do the heavy lifting of integrating and decommissioning servers, […]

Guest Blog Executive Client Series: Delivering for the Business, Part 1
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Guest Blog Executive Client Series: Delivering for the Business, Part 1

Part 1: Manufacturing in 2022: Building Business Resiliency and Funding Innovation, an Interview with Bas Ursem How does a global manufacturer manage the impact of a global crisis? Bas Ursem, vice president, global IT at Kraton Corporation, a manufacturer of biobased chemicals and specialty polymers, paved a smart path to help his organization survive — […]

Why IT Staff Augmentation Is Not Always the Answer
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Why IT Staff Augmentation Is Not Always the Answer

Legacy applications are the backbone of 71% of Fortune 500 companies, running 30 billion transactions daily and holding 80% of the world’s business data. Yet, 35.4% of surveyed IT leaders identified legacy applications and custom code as a top barrier to meeting revenue growth goals. Clearly, the talent war in IT is not new, but […]

Going Digital – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
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Going Digital – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing is a top priority, but funding obstacles exist. Manufacturing IT budgets could hold the key to finding the funds to drive the future of manufacturing.   According to the World Economic Forum, more than 70% of manufacturing companies are stalled at the first steps of digital transformation, unable to move past […]

Third-party Support for SAP: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
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Third-party Support for SAP: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Hand SAP your software support cancellation notice before the September 30 SAP deadline and give yourself the gift of improved ERP support quality this year — and every year.   2020 was a unique year for all, as the world grappled with COVID-19 and the impact it had on personal and professional lives. The pandemic […]

Who is Really Benefitting from the Oracle Continuous Innovation Model?
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Who is Really Benefitting from the Oracle Continuous Innovation Model?

Analyzing the impact of the Oracle Continuous Innovation Model on PeopleSoft licensees In an apparent attempt to alleviate upgrade fatigue among licensees, the Oracle “continuous innovation” model was rolled out in 2013 with PeopleSoft. The model has since been expanded across its applications portfolio. The model supposedly eliminates disruptions from major upgrades, lets licensees pick […]

Creating A Customer Experience Devoid of Downtime
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Creating A Customer Experience Devoid of Downtime

Third-Party Maintenance for SAP Helps T-Mobile Enhance Customer Experience and Reliability   “Remaining connected to family, friends, and customers is incredibly important, especially in these times” states Erik LaValle, senior director of product and technology at T-Mobile. “Our customers need to know that they can rely on us 100% of the time.” The host of […]

Oracle Licensing Compliance: Get More Leverage in Your Oracle Relationship
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Oracle Licensing Compliance: Get More Leverage in Your Oracle Relationship

”Thomas Jefferson said that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. It seems that the same is true when dealing with Oracle licensing.” — Dan Woods, Early Adopter Research   If your ERP software is Oracle, you’re in a business relationship with Oracle. How would you say the relationship is going? Great products at a […]

Retail IT Trends: Retailers Continue to Lead Digital Transformation, Post-Pandemic — And by Necessity
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Retail IT Trends: Retailers Continue to Lead Digital Transformation, Post-Pandemic — And by Necessity

CIOs: Note These 7 Retail Trends as You Advise the Business on IT Investments The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted the world of retail necessitating accelerated digital transformation. Retailers around the globe were forced to rapidly reassess business models and operations to serve a customer base that was newly offsite and hands-free. Like many retail IT […]